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Elder Law & Medi-Cal Services

Learn more about the various elder law and Medi-Cal services options that MVP Law Group can provide.  Contact us today for a Free Consultation to learn more!

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ELDER LAW & MEDI-CAL SERVICES OPTIONS

Confused about Medi-Cal? You’re not alone! The complexity surrounding this constantly changing area of the law can sometimes feel overwhelming… it doesn’t need to be.

Caring for the elderly and ensuring their assets are protected are some of the primary services offered by our law firm.

WHAT IS ELDER LAW?

Elder Law involves planning for the complex health care, long-term care, and other issues facing elderly and disabled individuals and their families. Studies show that we stand a 40 percent chance of needing long-term care at least once before we die. Therefore, everyone should take into account that at some point residency in a nursing home or an assisted living facility may be needed.

However, the substantial cost of nursing home care for an incapacitated person can wipe away a family’s nest egg and the inheritance planned for surviving family members. The primary alternative to privately paying the nursing home is Medi-Cal.

MEDI-CAL PLANNING MYTHS

So many times clients come to our office under the mistaken impression that there is nothing that can be done to protect assets from nursing home costs. Fortunately much of the circulating consumer knowledge is false or misinterpreted. For example, it isn’t always necessary to wait 5 years after gifting assets to become eligible for Medi-Cal. The answer actually depends upon the specific facts of your case. With the help of an experienced Elder Law and Medi-CalPlanning attorney many of the assets you have spent a lifetime accumulating can be protected from high nursing home expenses.

MEDI-CAL ASSET PROTECTION STRATEGIES

Although with the recent passage of the Deficit Reduction Act, increased restrictions affect the use of some techniques, other asset protection strategies remain viable, especially for married couples where one spouse requires long-term care. Some of these techniques may include setting up an Irrevocable Living Trust, making gifts to family members, and paying for certain Medi-Cal expenses.

Whether you are facing long-term care issues yourself or you have a family member who is, we encourage you to call with your questions or ask us for a free report. Be sure to call sooner rather than later because the timing of the decisions families need to make has a dramatic impact on whether or not someone can actually qualify for this type of support.

Elder Law involves planning for the complex health care, long-term care, and other issues facing elderly and disabled individuals and their families. Studies show that we stand a 40 percent chance of needing long-term care at least once before we die. Therefore, everyone should take into account that at some point residency in a nursing home or an assisted living facility may be needed.

However, the substantial cost of nursing home care for an incapacitated person can wipe away a family’s nest egg and the inheritance planned for surviving family members. The primary alternative to privately paying the nursing home is Medi-Cal.

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How MVP Law Group can help!

Problems arise when people don’t coordinate all of the correct methods of passing on their estate.  If you have a well-drafted estate plan in place, you will ensure that your estate passes to whom you want, when you want, and is carried out in the manner you’ve chosen. You can rest assured that your family won’t have to endure the public process and costly matter of probate. The government won’t be able to take what you’ve spent a lifetime building. But you need to be aware of the many options that exist in estate planning – and you must choose your estate planning attorney wisely.

We offer a wealth of free information and free estate planning seminars in our area. Explore the resources available on our website or join us for a free Estate Planning Seminar.

We want you to feel confident about the choices you make – let us be your guide on the path toward preserving your family’s future.

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